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Which OPTs do people here carry long-term? 1231

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Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:50:30 AM »
So, I simply wonder what one piece tools you guys carry long term. We all admire the new toy... tools, but which ones has passed the test of (some) time?


Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,480 Oxygen and magnesium toghether?! OMg!
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 12:46:11 PM »
Used to carry a Gerber Artifact but never actually needed it so I just gave it up. It sits at home now, with awl the other stuff I got and don't really need.

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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,877 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 01:10:32 PM »
perhaps the one I've grown to love the most these last years is this one
to the point that it has earned a permanent spot in my keychain  :cheers:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,092
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 03:27:30 PM »
I'll snap a picture later but on my vehicle key chain I carry Leather #5.  Its been a nice little OPT.  I also carry a Pocket Wrench 2 in my Charge TTi sheath with I use for work as well as one on my off day.  This tool is so versatile that I consider it a MT. 

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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2018, 07:38:55 AM »
For at least 6 years I carried either a knockoff widgy bar and later a real gerber shard. Generally all I use them for is breaking tape seals so I'm not using my knife blade. A few months ago I switched out to the sog macv more cuz it looks good than needing the extra tools that has.

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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2018, 07:40:51 AM »
Thanks, guys!  :cheers:
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,092
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2018, 03:57:45 PM »
Forgot to post a picture.  I carry the PW2 in the sheath with my Charge TTi for work.  This tool has come in handy on so many occasions that its earned a permanent spot.  I also carry one on my off days.  I've tried to carry it on a keychain but its a bit bulky.  One could carry it in a wallet  :think: but being so slim and light theres lots of ways to carry one.  I really see it as a MT. 

I bought some LM by the number tools.  I didn't carry any for a while then decided to try the #5.  I liked the shape and thought it would make a good companion to my car keychain.  I am a huge fan of having a pry tool with me.  I don't use my knife for tasks that are best served with a tool like these.  The #5 has been pretty good overall and has remained on my keychain now for a little while. 

I carried the yellow paracord wrapped pry tool for a little while.  I got a set of 2 for very cheap.  They are good if all you want is a pry tool.  I like my other options since they can do other things.   

Esse Quam Videri
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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2018, 06:20:22 AM »
This little Punisher has been hanging-around for a couple-of-years.  Usually sees a lot of beer-opening duty.  :D


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Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 35,782
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2018, 10:13:37 AM »
Really liked the modified brewzer but gifted it out.
For prying the modified doohickey was excellent, also gifted out.
The utili-key disappears into the keys until needed and the 9-4160 is old school cool.







Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,930 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2018, 11:18:12 AM »
I've tried a few over the years, including the Artifact, Shard, Fixr, and others. None of them proved to be of any benefit to me, and most proved problematic to carry.

The nearest thing to "one piece" that proved to be worth carrying was the Utilikey.



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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2018, 11:39:30 AM »
This is my edc:


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Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,092
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2018, 03:02:03 PM »
Still with my LM #5 and PW2. 

Esse Quam Videri
No Life Club Posts: 1,754 Duck!
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2018, 03:47:28 PM »
Been carrying a Gerber Shard on my work keys for 2+ years I think.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,216 Tactical Desk Jockey
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2018, 09:07:19 PM »
Had this on my key for a couple years now, opened countless bottles (for others) and pryed many paint cans.
Best of SOG.

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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #14 on: October 17, 2018, 06:38:32 PM »
A Leatherman #5 for about a year now, it's the only tool I've been able to take regularly through Belfast and Bristol airport security without any problems... I gotta have something :ahhh

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,321 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2018, 06:58:07 PM »
Some nice OPTs, y'all. Looks like openers and pry tools are the most popular.  :like:

When ya need an extra flat driver, these things are cool. Though, admittedly, I haven't used mine yet.  :rofl:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
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Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2018, 03:04:34 PM »
On the one i carry in my wallet,  I sharpened the side of the large driver with a for,  then stone. Is s good back up and will open envelopes, cut paracord,  and... fingers
Some nice OPTs, y'all. Looks like openers and pry tools are the most popular.  :like:

When ya need an extra flat driver, these things are cool. Though, admittedly, I haven't used mine yet.  :rofl:

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Sr. Member Posts: 470
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2018, 02:39:32 AM »
The Gerber Shard stays on my keychain and is TSA Complaint so far. That’s the only reason why I carry it.

I have a Pocket Wrench in a cheap plastic sheath. Use it primarily for scraping, prying and measuring.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,321 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2018, 03:43:33 AM »
On the one i carry in my wallet,  I sharpened the side of the large driver with a for,  then stone. Is s good back up and will open envelopes, cut paracord,  and... fingers
Good idea, except  for the finger thing! Thanks. :cheers:

Main collections: SOG, Gerber, Leatherman, Victorinox. Also lots of cheap & cheerful tools.
Global Moderator Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,092
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2018, 06:11:44 AM »
A Leatherman #5 for about a year now, it's the only tool I've been able to take regularly through Belfast and Bristol airport security without any problems... I gotta have something :ahhh
(Image removed from quote.)

 :tu:

Esse Quam Videri
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,877 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2018, 04:12:35 PM »
three months later the same OPT rides on my keys
No better substitute yet  :multi:


My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
Global Moderator Point Of No Return Posts: 35,782
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2018, 09:17:22 PM »
three months later the same OPT rides on my keys

You are referring to the KERT right?
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 13,877 Firm believer of Sturgeon's Law
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2018, 05:57:59 PM »
three months later the same OPT rides on my keys

You are referring to the KERT right?

Keychain Everyday Riding Tool  :D :salute:

My toys:

MTs: Surge (2x), Skeletool CX, Rebar, Blast, Fuse, Micra, Squirt (3x), Wave, Crunch, Mini, Spirit (2x), Pro Scout, MP700 (2x), Diesel, Powerlock, PowerPlier (2x), PocketPowerPlier, Blacktip , ST6 (2x), 5WR, A100

SAKs: Bantam, Executive, Ambassador, Minichamp, Classic Alox, Champion, Farmer, Explorer, Swisschamp, Golf Tool, Wenger Champ, EVO 52, Pocket Tool Chest
No Life Club Posts: 2,712
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2018, 08:18:07 PM »
I've carried a Leatherman 6, p51 can opener, Doohickey, Craftsman 4 way driver in my wallet the last couple years or so..

I knew my wife was a keeper when she transitioned from calling it a knife thingy to a multi-tool.

I might be crazy but it's kept me from going insane- Waylon Jennings
Sr. Member Posts: 438 Mizedog
Re: Which OPTs do people here carry long-term?
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2018, 05:25:13 AM »


On the one i carry in my wallet,  I sharpened the side of the large driver with a for,  then stone. Is s good back up and will open envelopes, cut paracord,  and... fingers

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Here's a sot of my rather basic sharpening job.

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